Conde Nast Traveller: Sri Lanka ranked as 2nd ‘Best Country to Visit’
Sri Lanka has managed to retain its position among the top five ‘Best Countries to Visit’ for the second consecutive year. Conde Nast Traveller has named Sri Lanka as the second best country to visit this year.
The ranking comes at a time of turbulence, as international travel has been restricted to a major extent following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sri Lanka closed its doors for tourists since end of March and is yet to announce when the Government was to open the country for travel.
The COVID-19 pandemic affected the tourism industry the most and the Sri Lankan hospitality sector is at present attempting to stay afloat hoping for a ray of sunshine soon.
With foreigners entering Sri Lanka being banned for the time being the industry is providing hefty discounts to attract local travellers to run their operations.
During these troubled times, US Based Travel Publication, Conde Nast Traveller’s ranking comes as a blessing for the Sri Lankan tourism industry as they expect many travellers to visit the country soon as it opens for travel.
Sri Lanka scored 93.96 points to be ranked as the second best country to visit. Italy was ranked as the number one destination with a score of 94.05 points.
Conde Nast also ranked Sri Lanka’s national carrier as the sixth best airline in the world.
“Formerly known as Air Lanka, SriLankan has built a strong following among fliers who appreciate its comfy business class seats, attentive cabin crew and flavourful in-flight meals,” the CN Traveller said.
“It’s a top choice for travellers headed not only to the island nation it calls home, but to destinations in the region like the Maldives, where it’s the largest foreign airline.
“With a fleet of 26 planes, it’s not huge, but more passengers are discovering it, thanks to its membership in the Oneworld alliance.